Owingsville in Bath County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
March 21, 1864, Union troops fled courthouse here as CSA force came up. Overheated stove started fire, burning building. Guerillas burned many county records Dec. 4.
(Map Caption on Reverse):
-Route of Brig. Gen. Hylan B. Lyon.
-Courthouses burned on Lyon's raid.
-Other courthouses which were burned as an incident to the war.
Erected 1963 by The Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 592.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 38° 8.65′ N, 83° 45.854′ W. Marker is in Owingsville, Kentucky, in Bath County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 60). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 West Main Street, Owingsville KY 40360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Bath County (here, next to this marker); Bath County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Owings House / Thomas Dye Owings (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Hood Birthplace (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bourbon Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.3 miles away); Olympian Springs (approx. 7˝ miles away); Clear Creek Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owingsville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,859 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 3. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 5. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.